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incumbent
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The House of Mirth
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incumbent
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • Mrs. Peniston disliked giving dinners, but she had a high sense of family obligation, and on the Jack Stepneys' return from their honeymoon she felt it incumbent upon her to light the drawing-room lamps and extract her best silver from the Safe Deposit vaults.  (not reviewed by editor)

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